Beans Grown Since Ancient Times

Bean, Bean, The Musical Fruit, the more you eat, the more you…

All around the world, beans grown since ancient times. Continue reading

Rice now dates back to 11,500 years ago.

Up to the end of the 1900s it was widely believed that rice originated in India circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

Chinese Monk makes note of a suspension Bridge in 399 CE

A Chinese monk of the 4th Century mentioned in the account of Faxian (Fa-Hsien, Fa Hien), the note of the existence of a rope suspension bridge which crossed over the Indus River in India, and was noted to be ancient at the time the monk crossed the bridge. Continue reading

Oranges Cultivated in China

China began cultivating oranges no later than 2200 BCE. Continue reading

Millet Resistance to Drought

Cultivation of a crop called Millet began in China circa 2700 BCE. Continue reading

River Navigation by Locks

By 70 CE the Chinese were using locks for river navigation. Continue reading

Building Taller 1500 feet

The World Financial Center in Shanghai, China, on its planned completion date in 2001, was to be 1,507 feet (460 meters) high. Continue reading

Catopithecus Was Apes First Ancestor

Catopithecus, a lemur-like animal is believed to be the ancient ancestor of apes, monkeys, and humans, which lived in northern Africa approximately 36 million years ago. Continue reading

Tung Cheehwa Became Hong Kong’s Leader

Chinese shipping magnate Tung Cheehwa won the Hong Kong election Continue reading

Zheng He Created a Sea Chart

Admiral and diplomat Zheng He created the earliest known sea chart of the southern Asian and Indian waters during his seventh voyage in 1431-33. Continue reading